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about 14 general managers. we have been reorganized about 22 times, but it seems that day today, it is pretty much the same, and the one thing i would ask as a small favor in your future deliberations of the budget, police slice off a little bit for the parks, because we need it. some of us dogs need to get out of the way. that is so we can keep things function. thank you. [applause] president chiu: our next accommodation will be from our
colleague, supervisor avalos. supervisor avalos: from the excelsior district, please come forward to the podium, with your loved one, as well. collings, we have seen some really great changes and civic participation in this district under the action group, and a lot of the people you see before us have been working with the action group neighborhood beautification, and is not just looking at our streetscapes and landscaping, but we have artists that have done wonderful work on our commercial corridor. altogether bleak 12 murals, and
now we actually have a walking tour of this district, which, i confess, i have not taken yet, so part of this accommodation is setting a date for me to come and have a walking tour. i have seen a lot of murals, but i have not seen all of them like i would like to with your explanation. they have done wonderful work in really beautifying our neighborhoods. these have made a huge difference in preventing graffiti but also showcasing the talents that we have in our midst. we have a wonderful portal over the 280 overpass, which showcases different cultures of our district, and there are many cultures from all over the world, represented by the number of streets and cities that we have, the names in the district, and these artists we have before us, i will list some of their names, and i hope i have this
for everyone here. if i call your name, please raise your name. gabriel and ryan. gabriel has just raised his hand. ryan is not here. they have been americorps volunteers and basically single- handedly have been running this act -- action group over the past few months. i want to thank you for your work. because a new holding it down, so many involved in the work you are doing, and bringing in volunteers to do the mural work, all ages have been taking part. these are americorps volunteers. there are also used volunteers and muralists. thank you for your work. max. a native art teacher for several years, and he has designed and worked on several murals and the district, with oversight of 100 volunteers. and i see him out there. it is amazing have been gets
people involved and shows them how to work. he designed something for the upcoming festival, which i see he is wearing. we have another him as merrill's in san francisco and in tokyo, japan. she is the director of a department. thank you for your work in our district. another person is here. i am sorry if i did not get your name right. your project is on the corner of mission street. del then, a painter and muralist. thank you for your work. he creates socially conscious works. i love the mural on the corner of francis and michigan's street. i just noticed it for the first time -- at the corner of one street. thank you for that. it is really a wonderful
testament to what our neighborhood is about. eric, who i do not seen here with us, who has done an amazing work over the years across san francisco. he is a native of this area and has been a resident for many years. he highlights people's struggles and raising awareness for social consciousness. daron, thanks for being here. he has roots in social activism. he is a muralist and teacher, currently a lead instructor at a youth based arts program in the mission. he has nearly all of the way throughout california and down into mexico. also, folks we may not have won four. dan, he woworked on another project. nico, your children? great. he has merrill's all over the
world, including in gonna and west africa. there is an avid skateboarder and designer. thank you for your work in our district, and ethan is also a contributor to the project. i just want to say thank you so much for your work. we'll be showcasing many of these artists in my office today after the board meeting, and thank you so much for your work. if any of you want to have a few words with us, please come forward to the microphone. [applause] >> well, hello, everybody. my name is gabriel. i just want to thank you, john, for giving us this opportunity today and to get some acknowledgement from the community and also citywide. i also wanted to thank the office of economic work force
development for providing the funding to be able to do a lot of these murals and the action group also for imploringly for one year and basically giving me artistic freedom to put this project together and contact and work with all of these great people. thank you also for being here today. that is about it. supervisor avalos: i does want to add. it is just me talking at the microphone, but there are so many people who are grateful for your work and for what you have done, and that is something you can take with you wherever you go. thank you so much. [applause] if we can get a picture?
commendation of the day will be from our colleague from district 1, supervisor mar. supervisor mar: please come forward. it is really an honor to recognize one of the leaders, the chapter president, karen bishop. she has been a mentor to me and many other community in justice movements in the city. she has been a leader of the san francisco unified school district staff. when i think of her, i think of compassion to empowerment and dignity. those are the words that come to my mind when i think of ms. bishop. she began working in the san francisco unified school district, and i know that supervisors campos and kim and a number of other colleagues know karen well, but ms. bishop was a library technical assistant
when she began in the school district in 1968, and she was a co-founder of the technical association in the district and served as its president for several years. she became the vice president of the san francisco unified school district chapter of local 791 local 400 merged with local 390 in 1982, and that was quite a while ago, karen. she has also been the chair of a civil rights committee and a number of other positions, too. she was on the working committee that gave workers pay equity and served on the local city-wide negotiations in 1988 and continuously through 2006. she also became president of the s&p nine you local in 1992 -- of the seiu local in 1992, and they went through the merger and transition in 2007.
that has been four years now. karen was awarded an award and officially retired. congratulations from the san francisco city and county, 2011, concluding her term as the chapter president and as a member of the seiu executive board on august 27, 2011. we're going to be voting on the comparative agenda in a few minutes, declaring september 27, 2011, karen bishop stay in san francisco. it has been a pleasure to work with you. i have learned so much from you. thank you for letting us honor you today, and i just want to ask if the other supervisors would like to say some words, as well? president chiu: supervisor camera? supervisor kim: it is a good to see you today.
i remember you explaining to me when you first came to the library years ago that the books were put in order by color, and you came in, and i think just by yourself, you had to order all of your book -- all of the books, and our school district had for many of our important elements in our schools, it is really because we defunded our schools since we passed proposition 13 in california. i have incredible respect and admiration for you. you have been a thoughtful mentors, patiently educating me on a variety of labor and public education issues, a dedicated leader, someone who truly cares about your team and everyone that you serve and represent an just a compassionate individual, and one thing i always respect about your leadership as the president was really the
independence, that you have always never been scared to display, and i have always respected the endorsements you have made. i have never been endorsed by the school chapter or the s e iou, but when the endorsements would come out, i knew they had based their endorsements not on who they thought would -- who would win or on politics. i always had a tremendous amount of respect for your leadership and your team because of that, and over the years, i have stood with seiu on all of my votes because i respect to prospective so much, not just as someone who cares about labor but someone who deeply cares about our children, and you work with my former news program and several others. going back to the days where we used to cook meals for our students on school site, something i would love to see come back again when we're able to fully fund our public schools, as well, so thank you,
ms. bishop, for all of the work you have done. i am one of your admirers, and i hope we keep in touch. thank you. [applause] president chiu: supervisor campos? supervisor campos: it is hard to imagine us with at you and all that you have done. one of the toughest jobs you can have in government, and because a supervisor kim was saying, funding for that system has been going down since proposition 13, and i've always appreciated the way in which, and a very fair minded way, you always advocated to make sure that that system always did right by the children, by kids, and also by its workers, and i do not know
that you're going to find a stronger advocate for making sure that kids and workers were protected by that system, and like i said, it is going to be really hard to see how sentences for unified is going to function going forward, but your legacy remains, and i want to thank you for everything you have done to advance the education of so many children here in san francisco and for your commitment to protecting and for serving the dignity of every worker who was working at san francisco unified, not just because they are well paid. they could be making a lot more money somewhere else, but because they believe in public education. thank you very much. it has been an honor for me to work with you. >> thank you. [applause] president chiu: ms. bishop? >> yes.
i would like to thank you for this acknowledgment. i really appreciate it. i actually started working for this city and county when i was 16, and i am now 63, so i have been working for the city my whole life, and i was very much satisfied and taking pleasure in being able to provide the services for the citizens of san francisco and the students of san francisco school districts, and i appreciate very much your acknowledgments today. thank you. [applause]
>> thank you. >> thinking. president chiu: that concludes our accommodations for today. i want to thank all of our awardees, and with that, why do we not move to general public comment? clerk calvillo: the next item is the ability of the public to address the board for up to two minutes, including those not on the reference portion of the agenda and excluding items which have been considered by the board committee. speakers using translation assistance will be allowed twice the amount of time. if there is a document to be displayed on the projector, please remain it when it should return to live coverage of the meeting.
[speaking foreign language] hosni mubarak. [speaking foreign language] mr. president, our supervisors, as you know, my name -- as a community activist, i would like to tell you i was, enjoyed it last sunday the program for the gentleman use a and the lady of the united states michelle obama. for mrs. barbara marshall.
the woman he used to be -- and she made a service to her community to feed the homeless who are coming from the war and found themselves on the street. 15 years. our supervisor, guess what? i come with a good idea. great supervisor, if each one of you decided to build a house in your district to help the veteran, then we are never going to see homeless. supervisor, do not be scared. i do not like to be shared. i give you a chance to be sure of. but on one condition. prove it that you can do something before you leave.
building a house for the people in your district to help the veteran people. we do not need to waste the money for the drug dealer, for the drug addict. you know that, and i know that, but i give you a chance, and you have a chance to do something else before you leave your office to go to the sheriff's office. i wish you good luck, and a promise to support you and be beside you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. stop the rape of the public library. do not give money to the friends or accept money from them. i apologize for that, but it may be a blessing in disguise because i did not quite get to the point. when i get up and talk about the library, the point is it is not
really about the library. it is about what happens to our institutions when they are run by our increasingly private ownership. the public library is interesting because it is presumed to be the most democratic of our institutions. the right of the public to be informed is essential to any exercise of democracy. for that reason, it is crucial but the public library has become the worst example of what happens to institutions when the purpose becomes to maintain class barriers and to promote the interest of private money. there is no accountability for the public money that is spent on the library. there is no accountability for the private money that is raised. there is no accountability of where that private money goes, even though little is used for the public benefit. a matter of record. most of all, there is no accountability for the sunshine
and ethics violations that allow them to operate with impunity and in secret. the church is, we are being enslaved with private money. are you prepared for a city hall where the citizens cannot criticize corporations because corporations paid for the chairs? not only is that what they do in san francisco public library, but they will tell it to your face. it is all about their fund- raising, and it is an open secret that there is the influence it buys in city hall. if you do not care about the library, the point is still what they have done to the library is something they can do to whatever else do care about. the lies cost more than the money. president chiu: thank you. next speaker.
>> thank you. overhead please. tom, south beach marina apartments. let's see what we have got here. we are stepping out of my neighborhood. i do not get around to much -- too much, as much as i would like. that looks more like san francisco and south beach. victorians and what we have got here is it could be the haze, could be west portal. what we have got here are three fans. these are industrial fans. there is a yellow bar up top.
it is to a garage. the driveway goes south. here is a better idea of it. those industrial fans, if you want to hear what an aircraft carrier sounds like or if you know of a punk band that once music for their crashing guitars to go in and out of, those fans do a wonderful job. they work during operating hours during the daytime. this is mission street, where the driveway comes out of. this is across the street. that is what it bounces into. it must come up to near 70 decibels. it goes up the block to lexington. it is at 18th in the mission.
it takes the noise of the mission and makes more noise, throwing it up to san carlos. then it goes up to lexington. who is making the noise, who is spreading the noise, who gets to digest it? president chiu: excuse me. thank you for your time. thank you. next speaker. >> thank you. i am from the fillmore neighborhood. i came here to check in with supervisor mirkarimi about the
2011 sra enforceable operation payment schedule. this is the document and it is really hard to see. basically, over september, october, november, december, there will be $1.8 million into the fillmore neighborhood totaling $7.5 million. this ordinance is 3106a that was put out by ross. what i want to do is, according to this ordinance, the
redevelopment has continued in this neighborhood around housing and to existing covenants, contrast, obligations. also, to redress the demolition of a substantial number of residential dwelling units for moderate to low income. to the greatest extent possible. i wanted to check in with supervisor mirkarimi -- we have a unique situation where the redevelopment in this city is both in the neighborhoods -- i do not see the impact in terms of african american people, people with certificate holders. i do not see the impact. i want to make sure that these funds are being utilized to the very maximum they can. they are being doled out as we speak. i think this is the perfect opportunity. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good day, supervisors.
i am going to put this on the overhead. today is a case on the sunshine organists task force. i saw -- i hope some of the supervisors who are on this list are involved in this issue. supervisor:, supervisor wiener, supervisor chu, i hope they will speak on this. in the key is the 14 amendments the were added on to the agreement that should not have been allowed. they should have notified the tenants properly. this is critical when you are talking about housing and issues of housing in the city. we have not seen significant action by this board on the issue of creating rental housing throughout the city. when you see news houses -- when you see news articles about schools not discussing where they are going to be located and how they will be assigned to a district. i think this is the redlining occurring again. a process of eliminating diversin